Seasonally grown

2 acre market garden

delicious fruit and vegetables

The Market Garden Vision

The creation of an absolutely stunning market garden encompassing  a plethora of delicious fresh 'heritage' fruit and veg. At the top of the 3 acre area we will be an orchard of top fruit (apples, cherries & plums). The rest of the area will be designed to be both practical as well as an amazing place for families to sit, eat and enjoy events or just be..

 

We have visited a number of other similar gardens and envisage this to be a mixture of The Medicine Gardens, Raymond Blancs Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and The Pig in Brockenhurst.

 

The foods being produced will be a strong part of the menu scheduling in the restaurant with a considerable emphasis on seasonality. 

The restaurant itself will half face out into this area with beautiful views across the market garden.

 

The market garden area will host 3 restaurant pods which will act as a discrete location for a unique dining experience. Imagine enjoying a stunning meal while surrounded by the very things that you are eating.

 

There will also be an area designated for pop up events, be it a vintage gin wagon serving cocktails all saturday or a pop up  cooking demo etc.  

What is it:  

1.1 acre of soil based horticulture, agritourism & growing courses.

 

What will it produce:

Top fruit, seasonal produce, heritage & heirloom tomatoes.

Employment:

2 full time, 2 part time. 

 

Education & agri-tourism  

Lessons in Aeroponic growing, micro herb production, other types of hydroponic & hyperlocal horticulture.

Business Snapshot

VP4 - Perspective - Orchard, Polytunnels

 Fruit & Veg

straight from the soil

to our restauant & foodhall

Market Garden Production

Our Market Garden has been in the making for some time and will include a range of seasonal crops that are perfect for two considerations. Firstly, to provide the restaurant & food hall with an ever changing pallet of foods produced throughout the season. Secondly, to act as a backdrop for people to learn how to grow foods in their own  gardens. 

For example, we have had great success this year in growing heritage tomatoes, With that in mind and the fact that tomatoes can be difficult to grow, at least one of polytunnels will be dedicated towards this crop.
Then, we will look to produce a range of seasonal produce and ones that can not be grown internally with aeroponic production. So root crops to include heirloom carrots and potatoes, brassicas, beans and other produce that will sell well in the farmshop or be used in the restaurant.  At the same time we're looking to introduce some less obvious produce in warmer pockets of the site. Cucamelons, native to Mexico makes for an amazing addition to a Gin & tonic as well adding a good level of shading due to its prolific vine like growth. 

VP3 - Perspective - Market Garden & Natu

teaching adults & children

where food comes from

not just a packet.

Growing School

Our Market Garden has been in the making for some time and will include a range of seasonal crops that are perfect for two considerations. Firstly, to provide the restaurant & food hall with an ever changing pallet of foods produced throughout the season. Secondly, to act as a backdrop for people to learn how to grow foods in their own  gardens. 

For example, we have had great success this year in growing heritage tomatoes, With that in mind and the fact that tomatoes can be difficult to grow, at least one of polytunnels will be dedicated towards this crop. To provide lessons in how to string & prune them and use organic techniques to stop issues like blight.  Then of course, as was the case in 2020 to provide the shop and restaurant with a continuous supply of home grown, heirloom varieties. 

Our intent is to become an RHS partner garden and be able to provide people with courses in growing from the RHS courses and workshops list. 

Contact

William Benson, Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott Hants, GU266jl 

A suggested course calendar 

Day & week courses

January: Planning Your Gardening Year!   

February : Pruning for beginners 1

March  : Pruning for beginners 2                     March  : Year Round Colour!

April  : Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg                              May : Beekeeping for Beginners 1

June   : Right Plant Right Place!                                          July : Summer Pruning For Beginners

August: Beekeeping for Beginners 2                                                                            

 

                                                                         

 September : Bulbs for Garden Colour

October : Designing a Winter Border                                                          

November : Autumn and Winter Containers

November  : Prune and Propagate! 

December Wreath making

 

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation And Development

Children in the Garden

Market Garden Childrens area

We are working with an acclaimed designer of childrens play spaces to produce something unlike your average play areas. We are not looking to install a traditional play area with your atypical swing/climbing frame template. Ours is about reconnecting children with nature. 

Plucking a warm egg from a coup full of bantams.

Crawling through a tunnel woven of willow.

Playing camp in a living willow tent.

Watering and picking carrots.

Being part of the Applegarth market garden club.

No devices, just old school play. 

Within a section of the market garden  there will be plenty  of digging, planting and growing to do all the year round.

Contact

 Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott Hants, GU266jl 

Applegarth Farm contact: 01428 712777. hungry@applegarthfarm.co.uk

seedleaves.com  contact: 01428 712777. 

william@seedleaves.com

press & PR info: 

rachel@applegarthfarm.co.uk